gram-variable

adjective gram-vari·able \ ˈgram-ˈver-ē-ə-bəl \

Definition of gram-variable

: staining irregularly or inconsistently by Gram's stain

First Known Use of gram-variable

1956


Medical Dictionary

gram-variable

adjective gram-vari·able \ ˈgram-ˈver-ē-ə-bəl, -ˈvar- \

medical Definition of gram-variable

: staining irregularly or inconsistently by Gram's stain

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